Lance Corporal 32617
5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Killed in action at Delville Wood on the Somme on Friday 15th September 1916 aged 22.
He was seen sheltering in a shell hole in no mans land during some heavy shelling, later he was seen at a field dressing station but nothing further was seen of him.
Gerald has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme France.
He was the third and youngest son of Mr John Smith a hairdresser of King Street and was the husband on Mrs Grace Smith (nee Neaum) King Street Belper.
Before the war he had been employed by Mr Wood a grocer.
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